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YESTERDAY'S ELECTIONS.

Between the hours of 5 and 6 yesterday afternoon the committees of the several candidates put forth their strength for a final haul, and despatched cabs, drags, expresses, and messenger* in all directiona to bring up those who had not previously polled. The streets immediately in front of the principal booths were thronged, and there was great excitement, which increased as time went on, but, to the credit of the community, there waß no rowdyism or illfeeling. The first declaration was made at the principal polling place for the Thorndon electoral • district. It was genenlly considered that Mr. Levin would head tin poll by a large majority, and the result showed this to be the case, the voting being imre than three to one. Shortly before 7 o'clock, Mr. Hay, the Returning Officer, declared the result of the poll to be as follows : — Willis-st. Charlotte-st. Total. Lovin ... 211 561 772 Dwan ... 116 112 228 Majority for Levin ... 544 Informal votes 8 The announcement wa3 received with loud cheers. Mr. Levin returned thank 3 for the honour done him in returning him by so large a majority. He further thanked his committee tor their strenuous efforts on his behalf, and stated that he would do as he had done before — put lorth his best efforts in the interest of Wellington. Mr. Dwan did not address the electors. The Naval Brigade Band subsequently went to Mr. Levin's r-sidence, and played 6ome lively airs ttiere in honour of the occasion. The next declaration made was that for Te Aro, and it showed the running to have been very close. The figures, as announced by Mr. W. P. Jame3, Returning Officer, are— Johnston 397 Shaw ... . . ... ... 34.0 Stafford 321 Majority for Johnston... 55 The announcement was received with cheers. The successful and defeated candidates briefly addressed the assemblage, but their utterances could not be heard distinctly, and we could only gather that they expressed thanks for the support accorded them. The

Eucce=sful candidate was then placed in a cab, from which the horse 3 were removed, and was drawn by his supporters through the town to his residence in Uobson-Btreet. He was taken out of the trap when opposite his house, and carried on the shoulders of the people into hia doorway. On his reappearance, Mrs. Johnston accompanied him and retained thank- for the honour done her husband in electing him. Mr. Johnston again returned thank?, and cheera were given for all parties present. Later on the Naval Brigade Band serenaded their captain in honour of his return to Parliament. The task of ascertaining the reßult of the polling in Wellington South occupied longer than either of the remaining city electorates, the declaration being made one or two minutes after 7 o'clock. This wa9 due to the fact that the number of polling booths was greater than in the other electorates, each sitnated a considerable distance from the other. The principal booth was at the Princess Theatre, Tory-street. Another was at the Adelaide-road Music Hall, Newtown, and the third at Mr. J Burkes woolshed, Kilbirnie. Soon after the closing of the various booths, large crowds of people began to assemble in front of the Princess Theatre, where the declarition of the poll was to be made, and by 7 o'clock at least 700 persons must have been present. The interval was passed in a thoroughly good-humoured way. Occasionally, as vehicles drove up containing electors anxious to learn the state of the poll, the passengers were received with volleys of flour, but nothing of a more serious cha-acter was indulged in. Tha returns from Xewtown were tho first to hand. 1 hese vrera quickly succeeded by those from Kilbirnie, and a few- minutes afterwards the Returning ( >fncor (Mr. H. K. de B. Brandon) m tde his appearance at an upstairs window of the Theatre, and announced the result of tho polling amid doafening cheei s and a few groan?. The following ia a complete list of the returns :— Kilbirnie Newtown s™»£? Tl. Hutchison .. .") 77 3-9 471 Coffey 7 29 354 390 Edwards ... 4 3i 218 257 Hendrey ... 1 1 12 14 From thee it will be seen that Mr. Hutchison is the successful candidate by a majority o fel votes. The number of electors who recorded their votes in this district, exclusive of a few informal votes, iv aches 1132, while the total number of electors on the, roll amounts to 1679. The only candidate present at the declaration of the poll, so far as we observed, was Mr. Kdwards. The crowd waited a few minutes in the hope that the successful candidate might put in an appoaranoe and say a few words, but this hope not being realised, the people quickly dispersed.

The following are the results of tho contested elections for the whole colony, so far as received. It is poß'-ible that some change may bo made by subsequent returns, but not to any material extent. The candidates are classified as follows: — (nt) Ministerial; (p), Opposition ; (»), Independent : — Auckland. Manukau.— Sir G. M. O'Rorke (»), 576; O. C. xM'Gce (o), 157. Thames— J. Sheehan (?"), 546 ; W. J. Speight (o), 529. Auckland City East.— Sir George Grey (o). 319; J. M. Clark (1), 315. Auckland City North. — T. Peacock (m), 346; W. L. Rees (0), 333; J. Garrard (o), 4. Auckland City West. — J. M. Dargaville (m), 253 j A. Flemming (t), 201 ; Dr. Wallis (0), 119. ¦J'auranga. — Vesey Stewart (m), 267; — Morris (m), 229 ; W. Kelly (0), 181 ; — l?owo (m), 0. Returns aro yet to come in fr m nine polling places. East CVa-t.— A. M' Donald (0), 403; S. Locke (m), 376; A. Porter (m), 15V; M. J. Gannon (?n), 121. Five returns to come. Bay of Islands.— R. Hobbs (m), 525; J. Lnndon (o), 294. Marsdkn.— O. Michelson (i), 245 ; G. E. Alderton (1). 223; — M'Leod (0), Bt>. Two returns to come in. Rodney.— Seymour T. George (0), 332; — bhopherd (m), 180; H. W. FarnaU(o), 28. Seven returns to come in. CoromasvDEL.— C. Cadman (o), 374; A. Brodie (mi), 281; J Mackay (»'), 240; — Yonng (o), 0 ; Four returns to come in. Waipa.— P. Whitaker (m), 432: Major Jackson (t), 39 A ; — Johns (0), 237. Wai iemata.— W. J. Hurst (to), 412 ; — Alison (1), 177. Eight returns to come in. Frank lyn North. — Majer Harris (0), 320 ; P. F. Bnckland (m), 302 ; S. Luke (?), 153; F. Gordon (1), 8. Franklyn Sooth.— E. Hamlin (1), 192 ; — Lawry (0), 157. Six returns to come in. Parnell.— F. Moss (0), 300 ; R. Monk (1), 174. Eden.— J. A. Tole (0), 4i6 ; Eeader Wood 0), JG7. Hawkk's Bay. Waip^vta.— W. C. Smith (m), 589-,' J. D. Ormond (i), 563. Napiek.-J. Buchanan (»), 459 ; J. W. M'Dougall (0), 187 ; J. M'Sweeney (o), 114. Hawke's Bay.— F. Sutton (m), 827 ;W. R. Russell (wi), 223. Seven returns to come. Taranaki. New Plymouth.— T. Kelly (m), 328; Major Brown (i), 179. Two returns to come. Taranaki. — Colanel Trimble (m), 120 ; J. Colcsby (o), 21. fc-ix returns to come, jiqmont.— H. A. Atkinson (m). 701; G. Hutchison (0), 373. Wellington. Thorndon.— W. H. Levin (m), 772 ; T. Dwan (0), 228. Te Aro.— C. J. Johnston (m), 397 ; J. H. Shaw (0), 342; E. Mafford (i), 321. South Wellington. — W. Hutchison (o), 471 ; P. Coffoy (1), 390 ;W. B. Edwards (wi), 257 ; C. Henclrey (1), 14. Hutt. — T. Mason (m), 400 ; H. Jackson {¦>), 345 ; M. L. Marks (0), 50 ; D. Sinclair (0. 14. Foxton.— J. G. Wilson (m), 315 ; C. B. Izard(m), 242; W. L. Buller (t), 208; G. W. Russeli (m), 193 ; A. K. Newman (1), 197 ; W. France (o), 61 Two returns to come in. Wairarapa South. — W. C. Buchanan (mi), 436 : H. Bnnny (m), 370 ; B. Boys (j), 119. Wairarapa North. — G. Beotham (m), 588 ; A. W. Renall (0), 340. Pour retnrDß to come. Rangitikei.— J. Stevens (?), 491 ; Sir W. Fox (m), 459. Wanganoi.— W. H. Watt (m), 397 ; J. Ballance (0), 393. Nelson. Waimea.— J. Shephard (0), 359; J. C. Richmond (wi), 190. Motueka.— R. Hursthouse (0), 308 ; W. Gibbs {,•), 243; E. Huddlestone (i), 75. Five returns to come in. .Buller. —E. J. O'Conor (0), 402; J. Munro (?'), 399. Pour returns to come in. Greymouth.— J. Petrie (0), 757; P. Guinness (i), 599 ; D. Madden (0), 2. Marlborough. Wairau.— H. Dodson (V), 550 ;A. P. Seymour (m), 381. Picton.— E. T. Conolly (m), 357 ; W. H. Eyes (o), 311. WESTLAND. Hokitika.-G. G FitzGerald(m), 576 ; R. C. Reid (0), 414. Inangahua.— T. S. Weston (m), 739 ; R. J. H. Reeves (0), 516 ; W. M'Lean (t), 3J. Kumara.— R. J. Seddon (0), 763 ; E. Blaka (i), 623. Canterbury Christchuch North. — H. Thomßon(w.), — ; S. P. Andrews (0), — . [Figures not sent. Majority for Thomson, 111 j CHRiSTCHURca South. — J. Holmes (0), 673 ; J. Anderson (m), 560. Selwtn.-J. Hall (m), 467; J. Lookhead (o), 169. WAKANn.— J. C. Wason (m), 445; J. Ivess (o), 435 ; C. W. Purnell (») 74. Lyttklton.— ll. Allwright (m), 259 ; E. Richardson (i), 248 ; S R. WM>b (o), 246. Cheviot.— H. M'llraith (to), 359 ; A. Saundera (j), 339; W. C. Fendall (0), 112. Lincoln.— A. P. O'Callaghan (to), 277; H. W. Perriman (m), 155. Sydesham. —W. White (0). 662; C. Clark (to), 163 ; J. W. Treadwell (0), 111 ; J. R. Andrew (o). 70. Coleridge.— D. M'Mil'an (m), 356 ; J. D. Enys (m), 141 ; J Jeb3on (0), 118. Gladstone.— J. H. Sutter (i), 302: W. Fisher (>»). 251 ; D. Anderson (to), 7G ; H. J. Newion (m), 11. Waimatb.— W. J. Steward (i), 468; J. Manchester (wi), 325; P. Bateman (0), 46; J. K. Clement (1). 41. St. Albans.— J. E. Brown (o), 218; J. L. Wilson (m) ? 168 ; A. H. O'Neill (to), 85. Two returns to come. Kaiapoi.— J. Wilson (w), 6SB : J. W. Lea (m), 554. One return to come. Heathcote.— Wynn Williams (m), 233; Major Hcmtrook {m), 153 ; J. T. Fisher (o), 113. STANMORE.-iW. H. Pilliet (0), 383 ; W. P. Cowliehaw ()»), 362 ; W. Fleshor (i) 301. AfcHLEY — W. F. Pearson (o), 446 ; J. Guild {m\ 230; M. 1-ixon (m), 182; Cunningham (m), 108 ; Patterson (1), 9. Geraldine — W. Poatldhwaite (m), 518 ; E. Wakefield (m), 433 ; J. Hayhurst (»), 63. Timaru.— H. Turnbull (o), 413 ; J. S. Gibson (to), 150 ; J. T. Partridge (t), 77. Otago. Oamabu.— S. E. Shrimski (o), 396; J. Haseeli (.n). 337. MOER4KI.— J. M'Kenzie (0), 464; W. H. Wilhacns (m), 171 ; W. Mnrcotfc (»»). 122. Dunedin West.— Thomas Dick (»i), 459 ; W. D. Stewart {o), 451. Dunedin East.— M. W. Green (0, 487; J. U. Davi* (t/ f 470. Dunedin lenirax. —T. Bracken (0), 310 : X B.Cargill (m), 320; H. fastings (0), 22(5 ; W. Diokson (i), 76 ; J. Graham (o), 43. Donedin Sooth.— H. S. Fish (1), 565; A. H. Ross (t), 256. Roslyn.— J. Bathgate (0), 311; —Scott (1), 327 ; E. Hodgkinaon (m), 247. Waitaki.— Thomas Duncan (o), 378 : J. Reid (m), 329.

Waikotjaitt —J. Groen (w), 155 ; A. C. Thompson (0), 110. Two retnrnß to como in. Ddn3tan.— V. Pyke (0), 452 ; W. Fraser (m), 297. Four returns to oome in. Mount Ida.— C. A. De Lautour (0), 205 •• J. S. M'Kenzie (m), 177. Four returns to come in. Clutha.— A. N. Jowott (in), 187 ; J. W. Thomson (o), 172. Fivo roturna to oome in. Pkninswla.— J. Seatcn (0), 293 ; W. H. Cutten (m), 28t; M. Donnelly (0, 203; J. Lewis (i), 51. Mataura. — Captain Mackenzie (m), 14* ; G. F. Richardson (m), 143 ; J. T. Thomson (m) 94. Eleven retornß to oome in. Hokonui.—H. Driver (1), 3W; C. Cowan (*n), 164 ; P. T. Finn (0), 60. Eleven returns to come in Wallack.— T. Daniel (o), 216; J. M'lntoßh (m), 192 ;H. Hirst (m), 181 ; J. C. Ellis (m), 133: S. Hodgkinson (0), 81; W.JohnBtone (m), 15 ; J. C. Buttalnh (0, 1£ Si* returns to coma in. Wakatipu.— A. Fergus (»«), 324; A. C. Thomson, (1), 323; A M'Bride (1), 36. Nino returns to oome in. Ttjafkka.— J. C. Brown (o), 432; G. F. C. Browne (in), 414. Biiucs.— J. Rutherford (1), 549; J. Adam (0), 466 ; W. A. Murray (m), 411. Awaetja— J. P. Joyce (0), 526; J. W. Bain (>»), 244 ; D. Smyth (1), 104; A. Kinross (o),48. Ikvercarqill.— H. Feldwick (o), 771 ; J. Hatoh (m), 385. Tho above returns, together with those of the unopposed elections previously received, give the results of the Europoan olootious aa follows: — Ministerial, 14 : Opposition, SI; Independent, 13. ASHBUUTON, TlIlB DAT. The official declaration of tn<» poll for tho Wttkanui seat took place to-day. All the candidates addrossod thoso present, who numbered somo 200. Mr. Ivosb said he did not consider himself defeated. He would carry the matter mto tho Eleotoral Conrt, aud wonld not acknowledge defeat until that Court had givon its decision on the election. Christchtjrch, This Day. The result of the polling in soveral districts were officially declared at noon to-day, and everything passed off very quietly.

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YESTERDAY'S ELECTIONS., Evening Post, Volume XXII, Issue 137, 10 December 1881

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